International Bath Day

International Bath Day

International Bath Day For most of us, taking a bath is a relaxing and calming activity.  Just add bubbles or a bath bomb, and we may disappear for hours!  However, for some dogs, bath time is anything but a positive experience.  Today is International Bath Day, and the perfect opportunity to address the importance of bath time for pets and tips for how to make the experience more comfortable for your furry friend.  Bathing is very important to a pet’s health, as soap and water will help to keep a dog’s skin and hair healthy.  Bathing can also prevent the […]
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National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day June 12th is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! While we all love the forked criss-cross cookies, there is still much discussion about why exactly dogs are also so crazy about peanut butter. Is it the smell, the taste, or the actual ingredients of sugar, salt, fat, and protein in the tasty treat that dogs love?   Special Taste Buds According to American Kennel Club, studies have shown that dogs have the same four taste bud classifications that humans do; they can identify sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Dogs also have taste buds geared specifically for […]
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National Call Your Doctor Day

National Call Your Doctor Day

National Call Your Doctor Day National Call Your Doctor Day was founded by Bright Pink, a women’s health non-profit, in hopes of encouraging young women to schedule their annual Well-Woman Exam.  Calling your doctor can help address any current health issues, while also identifying any risk factors for potential health concerns in the future.  Let’s take this holiday one step further, and call your pet’s doctor right after setting up an appointment with your own!   What To Expect At An Annual Vet Visit Every pet should see the veterinarian at least once a year.  It is always nice to […]
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National Best Friends Day

National Best Friends Day

National Best Friends Day What qualities do you think of when you hear the words, “best friend”?  Does someone who is loyal, compassionate, non-judgemental, accepting, and loving come to your mind?  June 8th celebrates that special person in your life that has all of these amazing qualities.  However, a best friend does not necessarily have to be human, and oftentimes our best friends have four paws and fur.   7 Reasons Why Animals Make Great Best Friends They are loyal- Once you choose an animal to join your family, he or she will be your friend for life. No matter […]
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National Chocolate Ice Cream & Doughnut Day

National Chocolate Ice Cream & Doughnut Day

National Chocolate Ice Cream & Doughnut Day Friday, June 7th, 2019 is a very special day.  Today, we get to celebrate two holidays that are dedicated to two desserts that are almost too good to resist.  While National Chocolate Ice Cream Day was created simply to enjoy the decadent frozen treat, National Doughnut Day honors the Salvation Army Lassies, which are the women that served doughnuts to the soldiers during WWI.  While we all love indulging in desserts and giving in to our sweet tooth cravings, it is important to remember that these sweet treats are harmful to pets.   […]
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National Running Day

National Running Day

National Running Day Each year on the first Wednesday in June, runners everywhere lace up their sneakers and take to the trails in celebration of National Running Day. Have you ever thought about bringing your dog with you to enjoy nature and to get some good exercise?  You may be asking yourself if your dog is fit to go on a long run.  Your dog’s age, size, and coat thickness may determine how far and fast he or she can go, but with the A-OK from the vet, you and your furry companion can be running together in no time! […]
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National Smile Day

National Smile Day

National Smile Day Have you ever wondered if your dog can really smile?  Today is National Smile Day so we decided to find out if our four-legged friends can actually grin when they are happy!  We’ve all seen an upturned mouth and gleeful expression on our dog, but are we actually seeing emotion?    Do Dogs Smile? In short, no dogs do not actually smile as humans do.  However, dogs use their body language to communicate and share their emotions with us.  Dogs will display their enjoyment through acts such as wagging their tails, jumping back and forth, or licking.  […]
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National Hamburger Day

National Hamburger Day

National Hamburger Day Today is National Hamburger Day!  There is nothing quite like a hot summer barbecue with big, juicy hamburgers sizzling on the grill.  On average, Americans eat almost 50 billion burgers a year- now that’s a lot of burgers!  Whether you love beef burgers, turkey burgers, salmon burgers or veggie burgers, everyone loves to enjoy a burger in some form or another- and this doesn’t only apply to humans.  Dogs are often found begging for a bite of their owner’s tasty grilled treat.  The good news?  You can make burgers for your dog to enjoy right beside you! […]
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National Wine Day

National Wine Day

National Wine Day National Wine Day, not to be mistaken for National Drink Wine Day, is celebrated annually on May 25th.  The alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes has influenced religion, relationships, and even played a significant role in history.  We know how tempting it can be to want to share a glass with your pet after a long day, but we would like to highlight the important issue of alcohol toxicity in animals and offer a fun and safe-solution.  So whether you prefer white, red, rose, or champagne, get your wine glasses out because today is the day to […]
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National Rescue Dog Day

National Rescue Dog Day

National Rescue Dog Day May 20th is National Rescue Dog Day, a holiday dedicated to the four-legged friends that bring so much joy into our lives!  We would like to recognize all of the rescue dogs that have often had to battle adversity and overcome obstacles, yet are still some of the most loving, comforting, and helpful companions.  Did you know that rescue dogs also make great service dogs?  Canines have the amazing ability to cheer people up and help us with everyday tasks, proving that they are an important part of society.   What Are Service Dogs? Service dogs […]
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